Legal Theory and Clinical Practice 2nd Revised edition
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Informed Consent by Paul S. Appelbaum
Book DescriptionInformed consent - as an ethical ideal and legal doctrine - has been the source of much concern to clinicians. Drawing on a diverse set of backgrounds and two decades of research in clinical settings, the authors - a lawyer, a physician, a social scientist, and a philosopher - help clinicians understand and cope with their legal obligations and show how the proper handling of informed consent can improve , rather than impede, patient care. Following a concise review of the ethical and legal foundations of informed consent, they provide detailed, practical suggestions for incorporating informed consent into clinical practice. This completely revised and updated edition discusses how to handle informed consent in all phases of the updated edition discusses how to handle informed consent in all phases of the doctor-patient relationship, use of consent forms, patients' refusals of treatment, and consent to research. It comments on recent laws and national policy, and addresses cutting edge issues such as fulfilling physician obligations under managed care. This clear and succinct book contains a weath of information that will not only help clinicians meet the legal requirements of informed consent and understand its ethical underpinnings, but also enhance their ability to deal with their patients more effectively. It will be of value to all those working in areas where issues of informed consent are likely to arise, including medicine, biomedical research, mental health care, nursing, dentistry, biomedical ethics, and law.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195126778
(242mm x 162mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Paul S. Appelbaum
Textbook of Violence Assessment and Management, Hardback (April 2008)
Mental health professionals will find this book to be timely and necessary -- for their patients, but also for the families and communities who rely on their professional judgment in assessing and managing potentially violent individuals. The editors lend the breadth and depth of their experience to this volume.
Clinical Handbook of Psychiatry and the Law, Paperback (April 2006)
Provides mental health professionals guidance on how the law affects their clinical practice. This book addresses developments including federal rules protecting patients' privacy, regulations minimizing use of seclusion and restraint, liability risks associated with psychiatric medications, and malpractice risks in forensic psychiatry.
Assessing Competence to Consent to Treatment, Hardback (April 1998)
This guidebook translates the complex issues surrounding competence to consent to treatment for health professionals. The authors describe the place of competence in the doctrine of informed consent and explain how the assessment should be conducted, offering a structured interview method.
Almost a Revolution, Hardback (September 1994)» View all books by Paul S. Appelbaum
This is an overview of the major mental health law reforms of the last generation and their consequences. Appelbaum analyses legal reforms related to involuntary hospitalisation, liability of professionals for violent acts committed by their patients, the right to refuse treatment and the insanity defence.
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